We have three winners! (Blog in progress. . . ) Last night, Sergei ~ more about him in a minute ~ drew the names of our winners. A piece of this dinnerware will go to each winner. This pottery is made in the Rostov area and it's shipped across Russia, I'd reckon. . .
So here are the prizes: From left, the *Cash Stash* (AKA ash tray), ceramic picture (or spoon rest) and salt dish (or holder of rings and things).
Meet Sergei. He was the right person to draw names. You see, Sergei was born in the Ukraine, immigrated to the U.S. last year and now lives in Dallas. All with some help from his wonderful new mom and dad. ;) Any-who, Sergei announced that Winner #1 is "V!" So, V, you get the little plate with the Orthodox church! (Dear V, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP with your mailing address!)
Winner #2 is JEANETTE! So you get the *cash stash!* Yeah Jeanette! (Please contact me with mailing information!)
And. . . Winner #3 is Susan and Mark. So you get the salt dish that you wanted! Please contact me ASAP (email@example.com) with your mailing address!
Here's Sergei as per his refrigerator photo. He loved drawing the winners. But, bless his sweet Slavic soul, he was near tears feeling the pain of those who didn't get a prize! His mom and dad, Steve and Stephanie, wisely explained that the non-winners wouldn't be sad ~ in fact, they would be happy for those whose names were drawn. Right?